"Not The Girl You Think You Are" as written by and Neil Finn....
You're not the girl you think you are, no no
They're not his shoes under your bed, yeah yeah
He'll take you places in his car
That you won't forget, no

All the people that you know, yeah
Will turn their heads as you go by
But you'll be hard to recognise
With the top down and the wind blowing, blowing

He won't deceive you but tell you the truth
Woman, he'll be no trouble

He won't write you letters full of excuses
C'mon, I believe you have one in a million

You're not the girl you think you are, yeah
There's someone standing in your place
The bathroom mirror makes you look tall,
But it's all in your head, in your head

He won't deceive you he'll tell you the truth
Woman, he'll be no trouble

He won't write you letters full of excuses
C'mon, I believe you have one in a million

He won't deceive you but tell you the truth
C'mon, I believe you have one
You're not the girl you think you are
C'mon I believe you have one
You're not the girl you think you are
C'mon I believe you have one
You're not the girl you think you are


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"Not the Girl You Think You Are" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

Lyrics © CHRYSALIS SONGS O/B/O ROUNDHEAD MUSIC

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    General Comment***OP, lyrics are "he won't decieve you OR tell you the truth", NOT "he won't decieve you HE'LL tell you the truth"***


    wow, I took the exact opposite meaning to the two posters before me
    :)) I think it's beautiful and amazing and a POSITIVE song about love.

    As in a girl who has a man and but whilst on the outside everything is amazing/perfect, (he treats her well, she enjoys being with him etc...) in quiet moments, she secretly doubts him and his feelings towards her, maybe even doubts the reality of love itself, and she definately doesn't believe that anything, especially something for her, can be this perfect.
    (Maybe she's been hurt before or is just naturally doubtful of love/super protective of her real heart.) ...And the singers saying, you know, maybe for once, what you see is what you get, you CAN read this book by it's cover, he has no hidden agenda, everything he says/does for you simply IS because he loves you.

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    "Youre not the girl you think you are" = you're not this cold, empty bitch who doesn't believe in love/or at least him; it's just a front you put up to protect yourself.

    "He won't deceive you or tell you the truth" = he won't lie to you about the big things, and he won't say unnecessary truths just for the sake of hurting you ie. "does my bum look big in this?" "no, of course not, honey"

    "c'mon, believe you have one in a million" = it's okay to love, to let down your guard, to give this relationship with this boy a chance:))!
    mmarianon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it\'s to do with the fact that when you fall for someone you usually change part of yourself to suit them, this girl has changed to suit the man. \"He won\'t deceive you\" shows her gullibility, that he is that special \"one in a million\". Also, the second verse saying that her friends \"will turn their heads\" accounts for her change and that people see her as fake now or too different to from who she use to be. Great song.
    Deathsdoor99on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about watching someone lie to herself and convince herself things are perfect when they obviously aren't. The speaker doesn't seem to approve of the relationship-- I always thought the line was "he won't deceive you OR tell you the truth" (a quick Google comparison search was inconclusive), which seems to perfectly sum up the way someone can manipulate and mislead another person without entirely lying to them.

    The speaker seems a little spiteful, sarcastically telling the girl to "believe [she has] one in a million" when he clearly thinks otherwise. It could almost be read as if the speaker is the girl's ex and is jealously criticizing her new relationship.
    fromadistantsunon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEr, not to be a complete cynic but is not about a girl whose boyfriend is made up in her head to impress her friends and it's starting to get a bit out of hand.

    "They're not his shoes under your bed," -Because he doesn't exist.

    "He won't decieve you or tell you the truth" -Well he can't because he doesn't exist.

    And the part involving the places he'll take her in his car and the fact that "... hard to recognise with the top down and the wind blowing.." - she's told a story about being taken somewhere and one of her friends has been in that place and not seen her.

    But don't get me wrong it's a great wee tune
    HumanIson November 02, 2010   Link

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